Bike Routes and Maps

To truly take in the beauty of Buckeye Lake, you need to cycle it! Plan your visit by selecting the route map below that best fits you. If you are looking for a serious ride, the 45-mile route is for you. If you are looking for a medium ride, perhaps take your time and stop along the route for food and drinks with friends, the 26-mile route is for you. If you want leisure by the lake, ride or walk, or the perfect bike route to do with small children, the 8-mile route is for you.
All routes include the 4.2-mile lakeside stretch on top of the Buckeye Lake Dam. Bike Buckeye Lake was the visionary and driving force behind the development of that path. Our Mission is to extend the path all around the lake, and we have very exciting plans underway. See how you can get involved by going to the Support page of our website.

Routes Information

  • 8-mile – All lakeside, surrounded by food and drink establishments
  • 26-mile – Includes four miles lakeside
  • 45-mile – Includes four miles lakeside, and goes through beautiful Dawes Arboretum

Maps & Cue Sheets – Routes Only

Maps & Cue Sheets – Includes Points of Interest (Dining/Entertainment)

Download Routes & Parking Locations


All routes are mapped to start at the North Ramp Boat Launch, however you can start your ride wherever you would like on your route. There are four public parking areas, which are on the Ride With GPS  Points of Interest map downloads. 

Safety Reminders & Recommendations

  • Please wear your helmet.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, do not wear earbuds or headphones while riding. 
  • All riders are required to obey all traffic laws. Traffic will not be detoured, stopped, or slowed for this event.
  • Be sure to respect social distancing.

DONATE: All donations and proceeds of Bike Buckeye Lake go toward the measures required for trail development, such as grant applications, land leases and acquisition, engineers and consultants, safety and maintenance, publicity, and garnering support.

Make checks payable to: Bike Buckeye Lake, PO Box 523, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008